Bribery, hold-up, and bureaucratic structure

Bennett, J. and Rablen, M.D. (2021) Bribery, hold-up, and bureaucratic structure. Economic Inquiry, 59 (3). pp. 880-903. ISSN 0095-2583



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Keywords: bribery; corruption; hold-up; renegotiation; bureaucratic structure; centralized bureaucracy; decentralized bureaucracy
  • Accepted: 24 January 2021
  • Published (online): 19 March 2021
  • Published: 27 May 2021
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Department of Economics (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Symplectic Sheffield
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2021 14:04
Last Modified: 28 May 2021 09:07
Status: Published
Publisher: Wiley
Refereed: Yes
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